Song and dance lift holiday spirits at Christmas in the Finger Lakes in Auburn


Jerami Kipp, International Performer and New York Choreographer, the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, and local community performers, perform “Silver Bells” at Christmas in the Finger Lakes. Photo credit: Gwendolyn Craig


AUBURN | Jamie Beth Velazquez is used to being on stage. Saturday night, however, she was in the audience, watching numbers she used to perform in.

At the end of the opening show, dancers flocked from the stage to hug her and say hello.

“Everyone here is like family,” Velazquez said. “It’s great to come home and see familiar faces and dances.”

Velazquez, of Liverpool, was referring to performances in the holiday variety show, Christmas in the Finger Lakes, a song and dance production put on by The Citizen and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre along with several other area sponsors… (see full article in The Citizen)